Arindam Chakrabarti

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Arindam Chakrabarti is a professor of philosophy at Stony Brook University; until 2018, he taught at the University of Hawaii, where he was the director of the EPOCH (Eastern Philosophy of Consciousness and the Humanities) Project.[1]

Chakrabarti obtained his BA in 1976 and his MA in 1978, both from the University of Calcutta,[2] and his Ph.D. in 1982 from St. Anne's College at Oxford University.[1] He held previously a teaching position at the University of Delhi.[1]

Selected publications[edit]

  • (1994), The Dark Mother Flying Kites: Sri Ramakrishna's Metaphysic of Morals. In Sophia, volume 33 issue 3. This article analyzes a song that Ramakrishna was fond of and pulls out six philosophical elements: a nondualistic metaphysics, a spiritualistic ethic, the doctrine of karma, a playful goddess, the possibility ofmoksha, and the theory of psychological causation.
  • (1996), Kant in India, Proceedings of the Eleventh International Kant Congress.
  • (1997), Denying Existence. The Logic, Epistemology, and Pragmatics of Negative Existentials and Fictional Discourse, Dordrecht: Kluwer.
  • (1997), The Cosmic and Social Order of Eating. In Rta: Cosmic Order and Chaosed. Kapila Vatsyayana, New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts.
  • (1997), Nyaya Realism and the Sense Reference Distinction, (Discussion Note), Journal of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, July.
  • (1997), Seeing Daffodils, Seeing as Daffodils, Seeing Things Called 'Daffodils'. In Relativism, Suffering and Beyond, ed. J.N. Mohanty and P. Billimoria, New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • (1997), Rationality in Indian Thought. In Blackwells Companion to World Philosophy, ed. Eliot Deutsch and Ronald Bontekoe. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • (1998), Concept Possession, Sense Experience and Knowledge of a Language, Philosophy of Peter Strawson: Library of Living Philosophers, ed. Lewis E. Hahn, Open Court.


  1. ^ a b c [1] Accessed on 2014-04-26.
  2. ^ Arindam Chakrabarti personal page at the University of Hawaii. Accessed on 2010-01-11.